Greener Parks for Health

 

Willamette Partnership teamed up with the National Recreation and Park Association, Sean Watts Consulting, Blue Stocking Strategy, and Greenprint Partners to develop the Greener Parks for Health resources.

This suite of resources offers a variety of research-informed messages, tools, and policy solutions to help park and recreation professionals communicate about, advocate for, and institutionalize green infrastructure in parks to improve community well-being, especially in communities facing environmental, health, economic, and social injustices.

 

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Greener Parks for Health Communications Toolkit

 

Highlights powerful evidence and messaging for professionals to showcase the impacts of green infrastructure in parks. This resource includes one-pagers that provide facts and statistics around each benefit:

 

Greener Parks for Health Advocacy Toolkit

 

Provides key actions professionals can take to be leaders and gain cross-sector and community support for green infrastructure in parks.

 

Greener Parks for Health Policy Action Framework

 

Recommends the creative use of new and existing policies and funding mechanisms at the federal, state, and local levels to encourage green infrastructure in parks.

Barton Robison
Barton Robison knows firsthand the healing powers of nature and is passionate about removing access barriers so that all Oregonians can know the benefits of time in green space. He leads Willamette Partnership’s work on the Oregon Health & Outdoors Initiative, and his strengths include facilitation, strategy development, and communications.

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